Dr Axel Staehler

Title prefix: 
Dr
First name: 
Axel
Family name: 
Staehler
Country: 
United Kingdom
Institution: 
University of Kent
Department: 
Comparative Literary Studies
Title: 
Lecturer
Languages: 
German, English, Italian, French
Teaching areas: 
Book and film; fiction and power; Jewish literature; Holocaust literature; Early modern festival culture in Europe; fundamentalism and literature
Research areas: 
Jewish literature and culture; early modern European festival culture; the eighteenth-century novel in Europe; intermediality and ‘iconarratology’; postcolonial literature and theory; fundamentalism and literature.
Conferences: 

2007. ‘An “unlikely subject”? The Holocaust in Anita Desai’s Baumgartner’s Bombay’ (Open University: Inter-University Postcolonial Seminar Series, London: ‘Postcolonial/Jewish Histories and Literatures’).

2006. ‘Just Imagine! Imagination as an Ambivalent Strategy of Resistance: William Blake, Salman Rushdie, and Simon Louvish’ (conference: ‘Literature as Resistance: Challenging Religious, Linguistic, Casteist, Racist and Sexist Essentialisms’, University of Mumbai, India).

2004. ‘The “Aesthetics” of Fundamentalism in Recent Jewish Fiction in English’ (annual conference of the European Society for the Study of English, ESSE 7, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain).

2004. ‘“In the language is the main rub”: Introduction’ (annual conference of the Association for the Study of the New English Literatures GNEL/ASNEL, University of Frankfurt, Germany).

2004. ‘From the Belly of the Fish: Jewish Writers in English in Israel: Transcultural Perspectives’ (annual conference of the Association for the Study of the New English Literatures GNEL/ASNEL, University of Frankfurt, Germany).

2003. ‘Imagining the Illusive/Elusive? Printed Accounts of Elizabethan Festivals’ (conference: ‘Elizabeth I: Past and Present. International Conference on the Occasion of the 400th Anniversary of her Death’, University of Bamberg, Germany, Centre for British Studies).

2003. ‘Mothers in Israel? Female Jewish Identities and Eretz Yisrael in the Works of Jewish Women Writers of the Anglo-American Diaspora: Anne Roiphe, Tova Reich and Linda Grant’ (conference: ‘Jewish Women’s Writings of the 1990s and Beyond in Great Britain and the United States’, University of Mainz, Germany).

2002. ‘Germany and Zionism in the Works of A. M. Klein’ (‘Refractions of Germany in Canadian Literature and Culture’, Banff, Alberta, Canada).

2002. ‘Xenophobia, Zionism and a Gentle Genocide, or the (not so) Fearful Other in Jewish Fiction in English’ (annual conference of the Association for the Study of the New English Literatures GNEL/ASNEL, University of Erfurt, Germany).

2001. ‘“Erbaue Zion wieder!”: Der Psalm in der deutsch-jüdischen Dichtung der Jahrhundertwende’ (Thomas-Morus-Akademie, Bensberg, Germany).

2001. ‘“Auch mit dem bösen Triebe”? Zur Konstruktion einer zionistischen Ethik’ (symposion: ‘Die Konstruktion des Jüdischen in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart’, Burg Rothenfels, Germany).

2001. ‘Janus – “the Beginnings and Ends of Things”: The Entry of James I into London (1604)’ (annual conference of the Deutscher Anglistenverband, Anglistentag 2000, Humboldt University, Berlin).

2000. “Die Autoren des ‘Prager Kreises’ und das Judentum” (lecture series: ‘Juden und Deutsche in Ostmittel- und Osteuropa’, University of Bonn, Germany).

Publications: 

Monographs

“Perpetuall Monuments”: Die Repräsentation von Architektur in der italie­ni­schen Festdokumentation (ca. 1515–1640) und der englischen court masque (1604–1640). Studien zur englischen Literatur; 12. Münster: LIT, 2000. 512 pp. + 68 ills.

 

Edited and co-edited books

Anglophone Jewish Literature. London: Routledge, 2007. 290 pp.

With Alexandra Pontzen: Das Gelobte Land. Erez Israel von der Antike bis zur Ge­gen­­wart in Quellen und Darstellungen. Rowohlts Enzyklopädie 55656. Reinbek: Ro­wohlt, 2003. 382 pp.

Articles and chapters in books, reviews and entries in reference works

“Introduction – Jewish literature(s) in English? Anglophone Jewish writing and the ‘loquation’ of culture”, in: Anglophone Jewish Liter­a­t­ure. Ed. Axel Stähler. London: Routledge, 2007, 3–32.

“‘Not afraid of ambiguity’: Caryl Phillips in Interview with Axel Stähler”, Anglistik 18.2 (2007), 197–203.

“The Frictions of Fiction”, jbooks.com/interviews/index/IP_Stahler.htm (April/May 2007).

“The ‘Aesthetics’ of Fundamentalism in Recent Jewish Fiction in English”, in: Funda­mentalism and Literature. Eds. C. Pesso-Miquel and K. Stierstorfer. New York/Lon­don: Palgrave, 2007, 43–77.

“The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance, ed. Gordon Campbell. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003”, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Lite­ra­turen 158 (2006), 154–157.

“Aarons, Victoria. What Happened to Abraham? Reinventing the Covenant in Amer­i­can Jewish Fiction. Newark: U of Delaware P, 2005 and Oster, Judith. Cros­sing Cultures: Creating Identity in Chinese and Jewish American Literat­ure. Columbia and London: U of Missouri P, 2003”, Anglia 124 (2006), 541–545.

German Monitor 61; Special Issue on: Refuge and Reality. Feuchtwanger and the European Émigrés in California, eds Pól O’Dochartaigh and Alexander Stephan. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2005”, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Spra­chen und Literaturen 158 (2006), 392–393.

“Schreiben gegen die Katastrophe. Oskar Baums Das Volk des harten Schlafs (1937) und Franz Werfels Die vierzig Tage des Musa Dagh (1933)”, Zeitschrift für Deutsche Philologie 124 (2005), 204–226.

“Diaspora and Multiculturalism: Common Traditions and New Developments, ed. Monika Fludernik, Cross/Cultures 66. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2003”, Anglia 123 (2005), 155–158.

“Klein, Abraham Moses (1909–1972)”, in: Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Liter­at­ure. Ed. E. S. Nelson. 5 vols. New York: Greenwood Press, 2005, III, 1257–1258.

“Reich, Tova (1942– )”, in: Encyclopedia of Multi­ethnic American Literature. Ed. E. S. Nelson. 5 vols. New York: Greenwood Press, 2005, IV, 1870–1871.

“Roiphe, Anne Richardson (1935– )”, in: Encyclo­pedia of Multiethnic American Literature. Ed. E. S. Nelson. 5 vols. New York: Greenwood Press, 2005, IV, 1911–1912.

“Imagining the Illusive/Elusive? Printed Accounts of Elizabethan Festivals”, in: Eliza­beth I: Past and Present. Ed. Chr. Jansohn. Studien zur engli­schen Literatur; 19. Münster: LIT, 2004, 61–88.

“Mothers in Israel? Female Jewish Identities and Eretz Yisrael in the Works of Jewish Women Writers of the Anglo-American Diaspora: Anne Roiphe, Tova Reich and Linda Grant”, in: Jewish Women’s Writings of the 1990s and Beyond in Great Britain and the United States. Eds. U. Behler and B. Reitz. Mainz University Studies in English; 5. Trier: WVT, 2004, 201–215.

“Court Festivals of the European Renaissance. Art, Politics and Performance, ed. J. R. Mulryne and Elizabeth Goldring. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2002”, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 156 (2004), 368–370.

“Zionism, Xenophobia and a Gentle Genocide? Or, The (not so) Fearful Other in ‘Jewish’ Fiction in English”, in: Xenophobic Memories: Otherness in Postcolonial Constructions of the Past. Eds. K. Stierstorfer and M. Gomille. Heidelberg: Winter, 2003, 257–272.

“The Black Forest, the Unspeakable Nefas, and the Mountains of Galilee: Germany and Zionism in the Works of A. M. Klein”, in: Refractions of Germany in Canadian Culture and Literature. Eds. H. Antor, S. Brown, J. Considine and K. Stierstorfer. New York/Berlin: De Gruyter, 2003, 171–193.

“Zur Konstruktion einer zionistischen Ethik in Max Brods Romanen Rëubeni. Fürst der Juden und Zauberreich der Liebe”, in: Die Konstruk­tion des Jüdischen in Ver­gan­genheit und Gegenwart. Eds. M. Konkel, A. Pontzen and H. Theißen. Pader­born: Schöningh, 2003, 135–153.

With Oliver Bertrams and Alexandra Pontzen: “Das Gelobte Land”, in: Das Gelobte Land. Erez Israel von der Antike bis zur Ge­gen­wart in Quellen und Darstellungen. Eds. Alexandra Pontzen and Axel Stähler. Rowohlts Enzyklopädie 55656. Reinbek: Rowohlt, 2003, 9–34.

“Das Land als Aufgabe. Felix Weltsch, Max Brod und die ‘exemplarische Tat’”, in: Das Gelobte Land. Erez Israel von der Antike bis zur Ge­gen­wart in Quellen und Darstellungen. Eds. Alexandra Pontzen and Axel Stähler. Rowohlts Enzyklopädie 55656. Reinbek: Rowohlt, 2003, 205–221.

“Konzeptionen von Erez Israel als Land und Staat in der Literatur der nord­ameri­ka­ni­schen Diaspora nach 1948”, in: Das Gelobte Land. Erez Israel von der Antike bis zur Ge­gen­wart in Quellen und Darstellungen. Eds. Alexandra Pontzen and Axel Stähler. Rowohlts Enzyklopädie 55656. Reinbek: Rowohlt, 2003, 243–268.

“The Arduous Path to the True Temple of Love”, Research Opportunities in Renais­sance Drama 42 (2003), 34–61.

“Inigo Jones’s Tempe Restored and Alessandro Piccolomini’s Della istitution mora­le”, The Seventeenth Century 18 (2003), 180–210.

“Janus – ‘the Beginnings and Ends of Things’: The Entry of James I into London (1604)”, Anglistentag 2000, Berlin: Proceedings. Eds. P. Lucko and J. Schlaeger. Trier: WVT, 2001, 189–204.

“Between Tiger and Unicorn: The Temple of Love”, Journal of the Warburg and Cour­tauld Institutes 61 (1998), 176–197.

 

Forthcoming:

“‘Like Another Lucretia’ – die Evidenz der Bilder. Samuel Richardsons Clarissa und seine Ikonotexte”, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Lite­ra­tu­ren 159 (2007) [forthcoming].

“Embryonic Creatures and Wonders of Psychology (I): Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa as Iconotext. Intermediality in Its European Editions, c. 1749–1799”, Anglistik 19.1 (2008) [forthcoming].

“Writ(h)ing Images. Imagination, the Human Form, and the Divine in William Blake, Salman Rushdie, and Simon Louvish”, English Studies 89 (2008) [forthcoming].

“Mayer, Ruth. Diaspora: Eine kritische Begriffsbestimmung. Cultural Studies, 14. Biele­feld: transcript, 2005”, Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 55 (2007) [forthcoming].

“Jewish Literature(s) in English? Anglo­phone Jewish Writing and the ‘Loqua­tion’ of Culture”, in: Transcultural Studies. Ed. F. Schulze-Engler. Amster­dam/New York: Ro­do­pi [forthcoming].